Bible: John 18:13-28

18:13 They 1  brought him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 2  18:14 (Now it was Caiaphas who had advised 3  the Jewish leaders 4  that it was to their advantage that one man die for the people.) 5 

Peter’s First Denial

18:15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed them as they brought Jesus to Annas. 6  (Now the other disciple 7  was acquainted with the high priest, and he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard.) 8  18:16 But Simon Peter was left standing outside by the door. So the other disciple who was acquainted with the high priest came out and spoke to the slave girl who watched the door, 9  and brought Peter inside. 18:17 The girl 10  who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, “You’re not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” 11  He replied, 12 I am not.” 18:18 (Now the slaves 13  and the guards 14  were standing around a charcoal fire they had made, warming themselves because it was cold. 15  Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.) 16 

Jesus Questioned by Annas

18:19 While this was happening, 17  the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. 18  18:20 Jesus replied, 19 I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues 20  and in the temple courts, 21  where all the Jewish people 22  assemble together. I 23  have said nothing in secret. 18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said. 24  They 25  know what I said.” 18:22 When Jesus 26  had said this, one of the high priest’s officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, 27 Is that the way you answer the high priest? 18:23 Jesus replied, 28 If I have said something wrong, 29  confirm 30  what is wrong. 31  But if I spoke correctly, why strike me? 18:24 Then Annas sent him, still tied up, 32  to Caiaphas the high priest. 33 

Peter’s Second and Third Denials

18:25 Meanwhile Simon Peter was standing in the courtyard 34  warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” 35  Peter 36  denied it: “I am not! 18:26 One of the high priest’s slaves, 37  a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, 38  said, “Did I not see you in the orchard 39  with him? 40  18:27 Then Peter denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed. 41 

Jesus Brought Before Pilate

18:28 Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 42  (Now it was very early morning.) 43  They 44  did not go into the governor’s residence 45  so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal.

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